Isolationism is the future!
Some stats from Foreign Policy in the New Millennium [PDF], by Chicago Council Surveys, suggest a growing distaste for hyperactive, omni-present US foreign policy by under-40s in general:
The Bush-Obama generation wants no more foreign adventurism, it seems. Yet it does not want the Clinton-Bush (and really also partly Obama, at least on ICC and climate change) anti-multilateralism, either:
It seems that dogmatic ideas about not talking to certain groups are also not particularly popular with the public:
Speaking of Islamist groups, they appear to be no longer such boogeymen for the young:
Obama may be pivoting away from the Middle East to East Asia, but that's certainly not where threat perception is:
Even so, it's heartening to see there is no great appetite for being Middle East policeman anymore:
And likewise heartening that there's no great appetite for aid to Egypt (and hopefully aid to elsewhere, too):